Nearly 2,000 vaccinated at Hilo POD

  • Grace Maffit-Nobriga, left, a custodian at Keaukaha Elementary School, was the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Hilo Medical Center’s mass vaccination clinic Saturday. The shot was administered by hospital CEO Dan Brinkman, right, a longtime nurse. (Hilo Medical Center/Courtesy Photo)

Nearly 2,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 Saturday in Hilo.